LSU Summer Scholars

About Summer Scholars

LSU University College’s Summer Scholars is a nine-week summer bridge program that prepares selected under-represented students to make a successful transition from high school to the University. This summer experience offers students the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges they may encounter at LSU. Students are provided with a structured environment conducive to building the fundamental skills necessary to enhance the likelihood of successful completion of a baccalaureate degree.  In addition to tutoring, students will attend academic and leadership development workshops, receive extensive academic counseling, and participate in social and cultural activities.
Students selected as LSU Summer Scholars are awarded a summer only scholarship that covers tuition, housing, and a meal plan.



“Summer Scholars helps students pursue their dream of coming to LSU. The program has Tiger Exploration talks where various speakers share with us specifics of their industry and resources to help us in our lives at the university. The program provides me the opportunity to get one step ahead of the game."
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Students selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program must:
  • Be a member of an under-represented minority group
    • African American
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Asian American
    • Native American/Alaskan Native
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
    • Two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be admitted to LSU for the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 semester terms as a first-year freshman
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Must have a minimum 24 ACT score or equivalent  SAT score
  • Be available to attend the Summer Scholars Program for the entire nine-week summer session: June 2 - July 31, 2020
  • Be available to attend ALL classes during the LSU Summer term: June 8 - July 31, 2020
  • Plan to continue enrollment and graduate from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
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